Joanna Stray

I cannot recommend Holmfields highly enough. From the moment I was greeted at the door by the owner, Jo, I had no doubt this would be the kitchen provider of choice. We had visited ‘chain’ kitchen providers, to get an idea on design and were thoroughly irritated with the ‘hard sell’. There is no hard sell with Holmfields; they are a family business and just lovely, normal, down to earth people who just want the best design and end product for you, within your budget.

The team have just done a complete re-fit of my galley kitchen and I’m bowled over with the end result. The kitchen design, done by David, is phenomenal; my new kitchen feels larger and I almost feel like I have more storage than I know what to do with! Dave thought of solutions that used the tight space cleverly, and put in design flourishes which, I believe, make my new kitchen stand out from other kitchens in similar style properties. The floor to ceiling wine rack is to die for! The kitchen is of a quality where it looks as though you paid double what you actually paid.

Mark, Jo’s husband and co-owner, comes out to do a second measurement before installation; an impressive service that makes you feel like everyone is hands-on and quality checking everything.

The installation was done by Scott. Is there anything this man cannot do?! His workmanship is incredible. Scott involved me throughout, asking for my preferences on various bits and bobs, making sure that I had my input. He’s a lovely chap: professional, friendly, a good communicator, and always on time.

The rest of the team that made the kitchen ‘happen’ were also superb: Phil, the plumber – he overcame issues he wasn’t expecting. Chris, the electrician, calmly got on with his work whilst seeming to make the impossible happen. Paul, the tiler was excellent – he had a very tricky job with little breathing space between the floor tiles and back door, but he managed it. Again, a lovely guy – he gives you good advice on grouting colour!

I’d like to thank the other chaps who were all integral cogs in the wheel: John for doing the rip out, Dallas and Mick for dropping stuff off/taking things away, Louis for the snags, and of course any of the people I didn’t meet in the factory who built the kitchen and helped manage the project, including Scott (Jo’s son).

A tip: always offer the chaps a cup of tea, throughout the day – they need it (and deserve it).

Jo was always there to answer any questions I had and is incredibly patient. Together with her husband, Mark, they make a great team who care about you as a customer; you would not get this level of service from the high street chains. I shall certainly return to Holmfields for any future work I’d like doing.